Eel River steelhead. | Photograph by Shawn Thompson/CDFW

Researchers have come to dire conclusions about California’s native fish: Nearly half the salmonids will doubtless be extinct within the subsequent 50 years, together with over half of anadromous species—fish that migrate up freshwater rivers from the ocean to spawn. That is in keeping with the State of the Salmonids II report, which reviewed the standing of California’s 32 salmon, trout, and steelhead fish species.

One fish, specifically, is declining extra quickly: The Northern California summer time steelhead.

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